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Director, Diaconal Ministry & Formation

Posted: 2/7/2020

Hiring Location: DIACONAL MINISTRY & FORMATION - Pastoral Center
Address: 3725 Blackburn St., Dallas, TX 75219 (Map)

Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weekends/OT Required: Occasionally
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Catholic Required: Yes
Bilingual Required: Preferred

Job Description

The position reports to The Ordinary of the Diocese or His Delegate.

The Director, Diaconal Ministry and Formation oversees the Diaconal Ministry and Formation Process. He is responsible for developing and strengthening the Identity, Mission and Vision of the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Dallas. Candidate must be an Ordained Permanent Deacon.

Job Requirements

• Director of the Office of Permanent Diaconate
• Preparation and supervision of annual budget
• Preparation of annual statistical reports
• Supervision of files on Diaconate, Deacons, and aspirants/candidates
• Revision and implementation of Diocesan Policy for Permanent Deacons
• Develop annual calendar for the permanent Diaconate
• In collaboration with the Director of Formation in creating a procedural manual for Diaconate
Formation Process (online and paper formats)

Admissions Program (goal is new formation classes every 2 to 3 years)
• Collaborate with others in establishing the criteria and process for admission to Formation.

• Coordinate all Rites and Ordinations with Formation Director and the Director of Worship for the
Diocese of Dallas
• Insure all documents, and processes needed for ordination are properly completed

Call and Facilitate/Preside at Meetings including:
• Deacon Advisory Council
• Deacon Personnel Board
• Continuing Education Committee
• As appropriate join Admissions & Scrutiny Committee

Public Relations
• Develop and strengthen the identity, mission, and vision of the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese
of Dallas
• Establish a working rapport with other diocesan departments
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Catholic Charities, Saint Vincent De Paul, the
University of Dallas and other organizations including Ecumenical and Interfaith that involve the
• Maintain active membership and participation in (NADD) National Association of Deacon Directors’
Meetings, Conferences and Conventions
• Make or arrange for presentations on the Permanent Diaconate to various groups
• Submit announcements to the Clergy Newsletter
• Develop a Diaconate Newsletter to be published quarterly
• Update and maintain the Diaconate page(s) on the Diocesan website

• Maintain contact with permanent deacons and wives including retired and wives of deceased
• Initial point of contact for ministry, policy or personal issues impacting ministry
• Provide opportunities for continued Human, Spiritual, Intellectual and Pastoral growth
• Facilitate Diaconal Charity ministries
• Oversee Annual Deacon Congress with Hosting Deanery(s)
• Oversee Annual Continuing Education Program with Continuing Education Committee
• Plan and Attend Annual Deacon/Wife Retreat and Recollection Events
• Set up date(s) for local Ordinary’s Meetings with Permanent Deacons at least on an annual or bi-
annual basis
• Maintain communication with Pastors where Permanent Deacons serve
• Respond to requests for Deacons needed at Diocesan Liturgies
• Provide criteria and process for Ministry Review of Permanent Deacons including annual ministry

Position Requirements

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong organizational and development skills
• Vocational discernment and spiritual leadership skills for the benefit of the Formation and Diaconate
• Fluency in a second language would be helpful
• Working knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office software or equivalent

Education and Experience:
• Must be an Ordained Permanent Deacon
• Undergraduate degree is required
• Masters Degree or Certification (preferably in theology, biblical or pastoral studies) or equivalent is
• Five years experience in leadership role in a parish, diocese, catholic college/university, or religious
• Must have thorough understanding of contemporary theology of the Catholic church, the
Sacraments and the Diaconate

Special Requirements:
• Must work full time including weekends if necessary
• Must be able to supervise multiple levels of staff
• Must be able to interface with committee heads

Hiring Contact

Phone: 214-379-2845

How to submit resume: Mail, Email

Additional Information

Director, Diaconal Ministry & Formation Detailed Job Description



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